Song for My Father

Song for My Father

On Election Day in 1960, a classmate of Stephanie Stokes Oliver threatened to beat her up. Why? Because in their class's mock presidential election, Stephanie revealed that she would follow her father's lead and vote for Nixon over Kennedy. Stephanie realized this day that her family was different from most other African Americans at the time: They were Republicans.

Song for My Father is Stokes Oliver's memoir of her father, Charles M. Stokes, a prominent member of… (more)

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Publisher: Atria Books (July 27, 2004)

Collection: Atria Books

Parent ISBN: 9780743474054

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Language: English


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